Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Ratings: #23 / 395
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Based on 125 ratings
2004 Ratings: #50
Liked by 3 people
September 13, 2004 / Release Date
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Memphis Industries / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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My local McDonald's just closed for good and I got sad so I turned this album on and it cheered me up :)
Chuck every summer album you own in a blender
One of the most riotously creative albums I've ever heard. And to think this was recorded in lead bandmember Ian Parton's house as the only band member at the time -- he in fact recruited the rest of the band when a festival asked him to play as he had no band at the time!

From beginning to end, "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" bursts with energy, vibrant color, and blissful ideas: it's almost like a potpourri of unique soundplay and insanely catchy pop tunes ("Ladyflash", ... read more
thunder, lightning, strike is probably one of the most uplifting albums i've heard in a long time, and it's super refreshing to listen to, even through its dense noise and daring callbacks to its influences. although i'd call most songs on here highlights, perhaps the best is "huddle formation."
The Go! Team established themselves as one of the most daring and unique bands of their time from the very beginning of their career. Few artists had ever used such unique samples to craft bombastic sonic adventures before and almost no one had done it in such a glorious pop-friendly way. The team would further explore these ideas on future albums but somehow their debut seems to show their ideas in their most realized form. These songs seem to be the most inspired and exploratory sounds of The ... read more
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Track List

  1. Panther Dash
  2. Ladyflash
  3. Feelgood By Numbers
  4. The Power Is On
  5. Get It Together
  6. We Just Won't Be Defeated
  7. Junior Kickstart
  8. Air Raid GTR
  9. Bottle Rocket
  10. Friendship Update
  11. Hold Yr Terror Close
  12. Huddle Formation
  13. Everyone's A VIP To Someone
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